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Luscious Lima Bean Soup II


"Slow cooking ease combined with fantastic flavor has made this a favorite at our house & even kid's 'yuk-lima beans' have turned into 'YUM--LIMA BEAN SOUP.'"
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7 h 15 m servings 326 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.7g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 1381 mg
  • 55%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until evenly brown and crisp. Drain and crumble.
  2. In a slow cooker, mix the cooked bacon, lima beans, butter beans and liquid, potatoes, celery, onions, carrots, and butter. Season with marjoram, salt, and pepper. Pour in the chicken broth.
  3. Cover slow cooker, and cook soup 7 hours on Low.


  • Partner tip: Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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  1. 78 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly and my family loved it. Thank you for sharing. Regarding the question of Lima & Butter Beans: There are other names for just about everything in the ...

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I like lima beans so was optimistic about this recipe and the reviews, but man the house stank like crazy all day while it cooked!!! Yuk! I made 1/2 batch, left out the butter beans? nbot sure w...

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Wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly and my family loved it. Thank you for sharing. Regarding the question of Lima & Butter Beans: There are other names for just about everything in the ...

hi- i make a similar soup- and my good friends Linda and Martin love it. Only real difference is I add 1/4 to 1/3 lb. broken spaghetti or small pasta like elbows, cooked, at the very end. MKart...

Overall, this is a good recipe. If you're a fan of lima beans, you can't help but like this soup! I didn't have marjoram, so I substituted poultry seasoning which seemed to work well. I also use...

Sweet Lord I am in heaven. What a wonderful soup and my buddy for the football games is a soup hound. We had three bowls each and sat like toads holding our stomachs in the recliners. The onl...

I loved this recipe. It is soooo good and filling. I did smash some of the vegetables once the soup was done to give it a little thicker consistency. By the way, sometimes lima beans are conf...

We thought this was fantastic. Make sure to let it cook over 7 hours on low or start on high.

In my husband's words: "For lima beans, this is an excellent meal!". My 4 year old loved it, and my husband thought it was delicious. The house even smelled good making it! It was easy to make...

This was fantastic. We love lima beans so we loved this and it smelled so good while it was cooking! Will make this many times in the Winter months. :) To the reviewer below... I have lived...

really yummy! one of those ultimate comfort foods. I used dried basil in place of the margoram..and added minced garlic.